Fundamentals of Social Media Advertising


This course takes a deep dive into paid advertising on social media. Learn how to start advertising on platforms like Facebook and Instagram by developing effective ads. Learn how to work with design teams by capturing the essence of your ad campaign in a creative brief, and understand how privacy policies may affect your ads. Complete the course with a project where you will produce a creative brief with assets you would deliver to a design team for your ad campaign. You’ll also create your first social media ad.

By the end of this course you will be able to:
• Determine why and when to invest in paid advertising on social media
• Understand the anatomy of a social media ad and how they differ from organic posts
• Evaluate on which platforms to run social media ad campaigns and what makes an ad effective
• Craft compelling and effective visuals and copy for social media ads
• Learn how to collaborate effectively with others through creative briefs
• Build foundational understanding for data, data-based advertising and privacy protection
• Build an ad directly from your Facebook Business Page and your Instagram Business Account
• Use Instagram Stories Ads effectively to connect with customers
• Write a creative brief and create a social media ad
This course is intended for people who want to learn how to create and manage ads on social media. Learners don’t need marketing experience, but they have basic internet navigation skills and are eager to participate and connect in social media. Having a Facebook or Instagram account helps and ideally learners have already completed course 1 (Introduction to Social Media Marketing) and 2 (Social Media Management) in this program.

What you will learn

Introduction to Social Media Advertising

In week 1, you will learn why and when you should invest in paid advertising as well as the five components that make up a paid social media ad.

Creating Effective Ads on Social Media

In week 2, you will learn how to create an effective social media ad both independently and with either an external or internal team.

Data, Privacy and Policies on Social Media

This week you will learn what data-based advertising is, common data formats, and how data is collected. You will also learn about user privacy, how it is protected, and rules advertisers must adhere to.

Getting Started with Advertising on Facebook and Instagram

This week you will learn how to build an ad campaign from your Facebook Business Page and how to create a campaign from your Instagram Business Account and in your Instagram Stories.

What’s included